Diversity in Pregnancy

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $50 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: This course is designed to help nurses understand diverse cultural experiences in the perinatal period.

Instructor: Debby Mills, MS, RNC-OB

Target Audience: Licensed Nurses and other interested healthcare workers.

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

 •Discuss the universality of the birth experience.

 •Identify how cultural competence and health literacy impact perinatal care.

 •Describe the different needs for modesty by diverse cultures.

 •Explain the experience of pregnancy and birth for the major cultural groups in the US.

 •Summarize the differences for post partum depression and treatment among ethnic groups.

 •Describe the perinatal experience for patients with diverse sexual orientation.

 •Discuss the cultural and social influence on infertility, childlessness, family size, family balancing, care decisions, and female circumcision.

 •Compare the differences in cultural response to perinatal loss.

Length of Course: 2 hours

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is an accredited provider of Nursing Professional Development by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 2 contact hours.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.2 CEUs (2 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of thispresentation or materials.

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.

Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test and complete the evaluation.

Once you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block tor egister for online courses. There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.